HOUSTON (May, 2012) – The Texas Black Expo Summer Celebration will launch its 9th annual event in Houston, Texas at the George R. Brown Convention Center on June 15 – 17, 2012. The Texas Black Expo, the largest African American tradeshow in the state of Texas, is now also the largest Juneteenth holiday celebration in the state, anticipating the attendance of thousands from throughout the Texas/Louisiana region who will gather for the commemoration of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The event anticipates serving almost 20,000 attendees over the course of the three-day weekend.
The Texas Black Expo will feature loads of family fun and entertainment. One of the annual signature attractions at the Expo is the “I Am Beauty” Health and Beauty Pavilion. In this high-traffic pavilion, attendees will receive FREE hair styling, makeovers, barber cuts, and loads of FREE samples. Some of the key sponsors for this pavilion include Beauty Under One Roof, LLC, CURLS, Miss Jessie’s, and now, CHI Hair Care Products.
CHI is owned by Farouk Systems, Inc. a Houston-based company that manufactures high-quality professional hair care products. Farouk Systems’ uniqueness comes from being a company owned and operated by a team of hairdressers that include over 2,000 educators in over 100 countries.
“I began Farouk Systems based on a mission and a dream. My mission and dream was to provide my fellow hair artists with a safer workplace environment. Partnership with the Texas Black Expo and the ‘I AM Beauty’ Pavilion provides a magnificent stage to showcase our various products,” says Farouk Shami, Founder & Chairman of the Board for Farouk Systems.
The Texas Black Expo will be held June 15 – 17 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Friday night will kick off the event-filled weekend with an outdoor Old School Hip-Hop and R&B concert featuring the legendary George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic in concert along with ConFunkShun, and Whodini held at Discovery Green. Saturday will feature the Diva Dialogue Women’s Forum with Hollywood Sensation Wendy Raquel Robinson of BET’s The Game. Other Expo activities will include a mega health fair, HBCU college fair and youth summit, Glam Slam Hair Battle, and a dynamic Sunday gospel explosion featuring Zacardi Cortez.
Sponsors include H-E-B, America’s Natural Gas Alliance, Comcast, Nationwide Insurance, Metro, Bud Light, the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Texas Legislative Black Caucus, and more!
The Texas Black Expo encourages our neighbors around the state of Texas to visit Houston and the Texas Black Expo. For vendor and visitor information, links to official hotels, and tickets, please visit www.texasblackexpo.com.
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Dr. Shannon Cormier